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Report: Manufacturing growth slows in Midwest, including Minnesota

Weaknesses in the agriculture and energy sectors are starting to trickle down to manufacturers. A widely watched economic report issued Monday by Creighton University found that manufacturers in nine Midwestern states, including Minnesota, are growing but at a slower pace than past months. “The regional index, much like [recent] national readings, is pointing to positive but slowing growth through the ...

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Bring your pet to work day: Oil field edition

Bring your pet to work day is typically something that occurs in places where people are stuck at a desk, slaving away on the computer and sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair through conference call after conference call.  Well today, that all changes.  We are going straight to the oilfields and showing off the industry’s best “rig pets.” After ...

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Texan economy struggles through a rough March

It’s no surprise that wavering fuel prices have dealt a heavy blow to Texas’ economy in recent months. Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index confirms the economic damages caused by low oil and gas prices, indicating a 3.4 percent index drop in March, knocking the reading down to 101.1. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, the state’s reading in ...

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Complaint: Oilfield worker subjected to hostile workplace

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal complaint charges a North Dakota-based oilfield service company subjected an employee to a hostile work environment based on his race and national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck against American Casing and Equipment Inc. The lawsuit also charges the company fired the employee for complaining ...

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New stats point to best job growth in Colorado Springs in nine years

If anticipated revisions to job-growth numbers in the Colorado Springs area hold up, city boosters may soon be getting out the party hats and popping Champagne corks. According to the latest estimates from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, released Wednesday, local employment is growing at its fastest rate in nearly nine years. Specifically, local payrolls grew by 3 ...

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Drilling cutbacks drag down job growth in oil patch

WASHINGTON— Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. In Oklahoma, mining and logging jobs, which mostly include oil and gas drilling, fell for the fifth straight month in April. Texas lost 8,300 jobs in the sector, the most in six years, while Wyoming lost jobs ...

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JobsOhio offered huge incentives for ethane cracker plant

According to PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd., Ohio offered the Thai company an incentive package that was too good to say “no” to when it came to deciding the location for its ethane cracker plant. The $5.7 billion plant will be located in Belmont County, Ohio, thanks to JobsOhio’s “aggressive incentive package.”  The state’s private job-creation entity offered job-creation ...

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Gulf Marine plans layoffs of 554 workers

ARANSAS PASS — Offshore manufacturer Gulf Marine Fabricators is planning to shed 554 jobs at its facility in Aransas Pass during the next eight weeks amid plummeting energy prices. Notices were sent out to employees on May 18, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification report released Tuesday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The layoffs were expected to be ...

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Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states in April as hiring rebounded nationwide from weak job gains the previous month. The Labor Department said Wednesday that 11 states reported a higher unemployment rate than in March, while 16 states saw no change. Forty states gained jobs, and 9 states posted job losses. The drag from lower oil prices ...

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